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I am a band director at five private schools in Kankakee. Music is a big part of my life, but knitting and crafting are right up there too. I own a ridiculous stash of yarn, which I am slowly using... and replacing with better yarn... I tend to knit and crochet a lot, in class, out of class, while watching tv, while driving, pretty much constantly. I have been involved with crochet romantically for 15 years, and involved with knitting for 11 years. They sometimes get jealous of each other. I think its funny. Along with knitting and crocheting, I quilt, spin (drop spindle) and design patterns!!

Sunday, January 01, 2012

Goals for 2012

At least one handspun a month.
One full sized quilt
One baby quilt
One table runner
Kill my acrylic stash. Kill. Kill!

One pattern out of every knitting book that I own by the end of 2012: (Can have modifications!)
-First Book of Modern Lace Knitting by Marianne Kinzel: pg 90 Three of Hearts Design, made from Cushion cover into scarf
-One Skein, 30 quick projects to knit and crochet: pg 30 Asymmetrical Cable Hat
-Just Hats by Lion Brand: pg 91 Urban Trekker
-Not Your Mama's Knitting: pg 134 PDA mittens
-Stitch N Bitch Nation: pg 196 Hurry up Spring arm warmers
-Stitch N Bitch The Knitters Handbook: pg 187 Big Bad Baby Blanket
-Oddball Knitting: pg 42 Ted's Scarf
-Knitting on the Road: Pg 93 Whitby Socks
-Victorian Lace Today: pg 72 A Curved Shawl

Gifted Patterns:
Thermis by Kris Knits
Cladonia by Kristen Kapur
Juneberry Triangle by Jared Flood - in progress

Rock Island by Jared Flood
Cerasifera by Kirsten Kapur
Chalice Cowl by Julia Trice
Atalanta sideways by Asa Tricosa

Get along better with my mother
Lost the last 5 pounds and tone up my legs
Eat healthy, and only have fast food once a week
Start a marching band program at the high school
Get the members of the bands at all 5 schools to grow by at least 5 for the HS and 10 for the GS


Mlissabeth said...

It looks like you are really ambitious. I hope it works out well.

Happy New Year!

BTW--I like your blog theme. I have followed recently, come and see mine.

luganknitter said...

I love your blog! I started following it!